Earth Hour Calgary

Earth Hour is a worldwide event to continue the conversation about how limiting our energy use can reduce our impact on the environment.

Calgary's commitment to Earth Hour - March 26, 2022

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, The City of Calgary will join other governments, organizations and citizens around the world in shutting off the lights for Earth Hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

All non-essential and decorative lighting will be turned off in the following locations:

  • Ad Valorem Place
  • All fire stations
  • Calgary Public Building
  • Dartmouth Place
  • Manchester Centre Building E
  • The Calgary Municipal Building (Historic City Hall, Administration Building, Municipal Building)
  • Water Centre

In addition, The City of Calgary has partnered with Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) to deliver the EcoSchools Canada program in Calgary including supporting EcoSchools to complete their action of participating in Earth Hour.

For support, see ACEE's FAQs or contact the EcoSchools in Alberta team. Teachers/Administrators can register their school at any time.

Go beyond the hour

Learn about everyday actions we can all take to manage our energy use and take action on climate change. The more actions we all commit to taking, the greater the impact we can have. Collectively, Calgarians are making a difference. Learn more at calgary.ca/climateaction.

Share your actions on social media: #fortheclimateyyc #Connect2Earth #EarthHour

Join us for Calgary Unplugged: An Earth Hour Celebration

Venue Support Partner

Calgary Unplugged is a family-friendly Earth Hour event held annually in East Village.

Location: Central Library (800 3 Street SE)
Date: Saturday, March 26 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Join us for musical performances, crafts, and educational displays. Participants can engage with magnetic induction systems, experience producing 300 watts of power on pedal powered bike generators, play with a midway style game to learn about Alberta’s renewable energy sources, and more! All non-essential lighting in the library will be turned off from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and participants are encouraged to bring LED or other lighting with them to use during this time. 

Calgary Unplugged is hosted by Open Street Events with program support from The City. Email animate@openstreetscalgary.com with questions.

This year, we are also encouraging citizens to take part in Earth Hour at home or virtually with a community group.

  • Take part in Earth Hour at home
    Join fellow Calgarians in turning off your lights and unplugging electronics, appliances and chargers for one hour, starting at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2022.
  • Take part in Earth Hour virtually with a community group
    Calgary Unplugged has prepared a Climate Action Toolkit for groups such as faith groups, and non-profits, as an alternative to the annual celebration. A Community Association Climate Action Toolkit is also available.